DECEMBER 1, 2019

OTTAWA, ON – The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada issued the following statement for Portugal Restoration of Independence Day:

“Today, Canadians of Portuguese descent will join Portuguese people around the world to celebrate Portugal Restoration of Independence Day.

“This occasion is an opportunity to celebrate the history, accomplishments, and culture of the well-established and well-integrated Portuguese community that we are proud of in Canada.

“It was Portuguese explorers who were among the first to arrive in Canada and it was João Fernandes Lavrador who discovered the land that was later named after him, Labrador. The friendship between Canada and Portugal goes back to the very discovery of our country and today, Canadians of Portuguese heritage continue to develop and help make our beautiful nation stronger.

“On behalf of Canada’s Conservatives, I extend my best wishes to all Canadians celebrating Portugal Restoration of Independence Day!”


For more information, please contact:

Julie Pham

(613) 947-9932

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